Veteran jewelry designer Chuck Bowman says he approached the challenge of incorporating wood into his Platinum Innovation Awards design just as he would any other – with an open mind and creative spirit.
“Pieces designed for a competition are always a mixed bag,” says Bowman. “Do you emphasize classic beauty or focus more on creating something unusual? Either can be successful or unsuccessful depending upon the judging panel. In this particular case we went for something fairly understated, but decidedly off the beaten path.”